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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #60 on: January 03, 2019, 06:53:20 PM »
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Dave,
Peter is a very good friend of mine and I must admit after being a "dyed in the wool" N Scaler since 1969 seeing Peters layout was one big reason I switched when we moved house last year His layout is exceptional. I have a couple of videos of Peters layout from a few years ago on my You Tube Channel. Should be under Rod Warren.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #61 on: January 03, 2019, 07:00:06 PM »
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Thanks Dave and Rod, very kind comments. Appreciate them a lot, especially like today when I am attempting to do the thing I like least. Cleaning up a mess. But it does have a bonus. I am discovering cool "stuff" I had put away and forgotten about.

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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2019, 11:44:52 PM »
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Sometimes I just enjoy a clean train room. It can get very messy, especially when scenery is involved. So I have been busy with little projects. Fixing blown LED, renaming missing titles on the fascia, redoing car cards, fixing chipped paint. So today I finally got into the extension before the heat hit and hit some track laying and wiring before the heat hit. The photo below is a K27 leading out of Los Pinos towards Warren. I like a lot of up and downs where I can on the railroad.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2019, 08:30:34 PM »
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Super shot.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2019, 02:26:53 PM »
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Dave,
Peter is a very good friend of mine and I must admit after being a "dyed in the wool" N Scaler since 1969 seeing Peters layout was one big reason I switched when we moved house last year His layout is exceptional. I have a couple of videos of Peters layout from a few years ago on my You Tube Channel. Should be under Rod Warren.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2019, 05:34:24 PM »
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Golly thought dad threw the mold away when I was born, didn't know there where so many Rod Warrens.
So its the Bottom one Edd. I'm the one with the SF unit.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #66 on: January 29, 2019, 04:47:59 PM »
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Every couple of weeks I think I must get online and give an update. Not much has happened, but I try and spend an hour or so in the train room. Ever decide to work on the layout with no clear idea of what you are doing, but you end up with not enough time to do it all? The small yard extension track work and wiring is nearly finished. I wire every bit of track, each turnout has 5 wires, so if a train stops on the turnout, it isn't lack of power. I have also been dabbling in Decoder Pro, but the real problem is Windows, being a Mac person it soaks up my time just getting it to work for me. I have been casting some rocks too. A friend gavce me a nearly full bag of casting plaster so I have been doing the massive molds. This photo is at the far end (east) of Warren and shows a train pulling up to the water tank. The tank is from Durango press, everything is hand made, bar of course the wonderful Blackstone loco.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #67 on: January 29, 2019, 09:46:40 PM »
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A lot has changed.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #68 on: March 02, 2019, 01:43:51 AM »
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I have had a holiday away for thirty days. So the layout, I can report is still there. I have a few projects to continue with once I recover, the first one is moving a turnout and Tortoise. Not a favorite job, but olne that has to be done before scenery is applied. This photo is a new look at Porter, interchange town away from the townships of Warren and Los Pinos. I promised myself when I designed this layout I wasn't going to do towns. Now I have two of them. This is an incomplete scene, but is a start. Often when you photograph a scene from your layout, you see lots of things to tidy up. But since this is at at the back of this portion of layout, you can't see the need for improvements. The warehouse is an Anvil Mountain models, the Caboose a Blackstone, the turnout handmade, figures and cart, not sure.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #69 on: March 02, 2019, 07:58:12 PM »
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That's a neat view Peter.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #70 on: March 16, 2019, 07:16:19 PM »
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Here is another view on the same scene, with my favorite oil train. All the cars and loco are Blackstone, they have been weathered with a bit of artist pastels and not sealed. When I need to I just dust off and add a bit more pastel if need be. Gobles warehouse was from Anvil Mountain models, the two buildings in the background are from Banta I think American model builders. Turnout is hand laid from a Fasttracks jig. I just used my new Iphone for the pic. This scene is the lead into porter from the west end. Porter on my layout is an interchange for trains descending on the return loop below the layout and the new yard called Cortez off in the workshop. Otherwise I have started on a scene. Very slowly, just painting track and finishing off a turnout at this stage.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #71 on: March 16, 2019, 07:35:04 PM »
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I honestly believe I feel a little endorphin rush when I see a new post from you.
Excellent as usual.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #72 on: March 16, 2019, 07:46:20 PM »
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Fan-freakin'-tastic.
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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2019, 12:03:19 AM »
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Yeah.  When I see these pics, I feel like a 10-year old again, drooling over Trackside Photos for the first time.  :drool:

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Re: The Los Pinos and Toltec Smelter
« Reply #74 on: March 17, 2019, 07:35:39 PM »
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Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Much appreciated.